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Research Project: Ecology and Management of Grasshoppers and Other Rangeland and Crop Insects in the Great Plains

Location: Pest Management Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Efficacy of two entomopathogenic fungi, Metarhizium brunneum, strain F52 alone and combined with paranosema locustae against the migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes, under laboratory and greenhouse conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dakhel, W., Latchininsky, A., Jaronski, S. 2019. Efficacy of two entomopathogenic fungi, Metarhizium brunneum, strain F52 alone and combined with paranosema locustae against the migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes, under laboratory and greenhouse conditions. Insects. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10040094.

Magnetic compasses in insects - (Book / Chapter)
Riveros, A.J., Srygley, R.B. 2019. Magnetic compasses in insects. In: Choe, J.C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. 2nd edition. Elsevier/Academic Press. 3:588–597. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.01251-6.

Oilfield reclamation recovers productivity but not composition of arthropod herbivores and predators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sylvain, Z.A., Espeland, E.K., Rand, T.A., West, N.M., Branson, D.H. 2019. Oilfield reclamation recovers productivity but not composition of arthropod herbivores and predators. Environmental Entomology. 48(2):299-308. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz012.

Quantifying temporal variation in the benefits of aphid honeydew for biological control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Lundgren, J.G. 2018. Quantifying temporal variation in the benefits of aphid honeydew for biological control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 48(1):141–146. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvy165.

Effects of grasshoppers on prairies: herbivore composition matters more than richness in three grassland ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Laws, A.N., Prather, C.M., Branson, D.H., Pennings, S. 2018. Effects of grasshoppers on prairies: herbivore composition matters more than richness in three grassland ecosystems. Journal of Animal Ecology. 87(6):1727–1737. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12897.

Efficacy of Beauveria Bassiana applications on Coffee Berry Borer across an elevation gradient in Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Greco, E., Wright, M., Burgueño, J., Jaronski, S. 2018. Efficacy of Beauveria Bassiana applications on Coffee Berry Borer across an elevation gradient in Hawaii. Biocontrol Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2018.1493088.

Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karp, D.S., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Meehan, T.D., Martin, E.A., Declerck, F., Grab, H., Gratton, C., Hunt, L., Larsen, A.E., Rand, T.A., Et al 2018. Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. p. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1800042115.

Opportunities for microbial control of pulse crop pests - (Review Article)
Jaronski, S. 2018. Opportunities for microbial control of pulse crop pests. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 111(4):228-237. https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/say011.

Effects of endophytic entomopathogenic fungi on soybean aphid and identification of Metarhizium isolates from agricultural fields - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Clifton, E.H., Jaronski, S., Coates, B.S., Hodgson, E.W., Gassmann, A.J. 2018. Effects of endophytic entomopathogenic fungi on soybean aphid and identification of Metarhizium isolates from agricultural fields. PLoS One. 13(3):e0194815. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194815.

Protein deficiency lowers resistance of Mormon crickets to the pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Srygley, R.B., Jaronski, S. 2018. Protein deficiency lowers resistance of Mormon crickets to the pathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana. Journal of Insect Physiology. 105:40-45. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2018.01.00.

Facilitative and competitive interaction components among New England salt marsh plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruno, J.F., Rand, T.A., Emery, N.C., Bertness, M.D. 2017. Facilitative and competitive interaction components among New England salt marsh plants. PeerJ. 5:e4049. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4049.

Evaluating the establishment success of Microctonus aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of the alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera:Curculionidae), across the northern Great Plains of North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Pellissier, M., Jabbour, R., Lundgren, J.G., Waters, D.K. 2018. Evaluating the establishment success of Microctonus aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of the alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera:Curculionidae), across the northern Great Plains of North America. The Canadian Entomologist. 150(2):274-277. https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2017.65.

Entomopathogens in conjunction with imidacloprid could be used to manage wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) on spring wheat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Antwi, F.B., Shrestha, G., Reddy, G.V., Jaronski, S. 2017. Entomopathogens in conjunction with imidacloprid could be used to manage wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) on spring wheat. The Canadian Entomologist. 150:124–139. doi:10.4039/tce.2017.58.

Using insect pathogenic fungi to manage insect pests, where are we going? (Where SHOULD We Be Going?) - (Proceedings)
Jaronski, S. 2017. Using insect pathogenic fungi to manage insect pests, where are we going? In: E. Tarasco, J.A. Jehle, M. Burjanadze, L. Ruiu, V. Puža, E. Quesada-Moraga, M. Lopez-Ferber, D. Stephan, editors. Proceedings of the 16th meeting “Is IPM ready for Microbial Control Agents?”, June 11-15, 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia. IOBC/WPRS Bulletin. 129:79-82.

Host plants of the wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cockrell, D.M., Griffin-Nolan, R.J., Rand, T.A., Altilmisani, A., Ode, P., Peairs, F. 2017. Host plants of the wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae). Environmental Entomology. doi:10.1093/ee/nvx104.

Grasshopper species composition shifts following a severe rangeland grasshopper outbreak - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branson, D.H. 2017. Grasshopper species composition shifts following a severe rangeland grasshopper outbreak. Short Communication: Journal of Orthoptera Research. 26(1):7-10. doi:10.3897/jor.26.14542.

Herbivore species identity and composition affect soil enzymatic activity through altered plant composition in a coastal tallgrass prairie Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Prather, C.M., Strickland, M.S., Laws, A.N., Branson, D.H. 2017. Herbivore species identity and composition affect soil enzymatic activity through altered plant composition in a coastal tallgrass prairie. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 112:277-280. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.05.013.

Spatial structure of the Mormon cricket gut microbiome and its predicted contribution to nutrition and immune function - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, C.D., Srygley, R.B., Healy, F., Swaminath, K., Mueller, U.G. 2017. Spatial structure of the Mormon cricket gut microbiome and its predicted contribution to nutrition and immune function. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:801. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00801.

Assessing the role of generalist predators in the biological control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A. 2017. Assessing the role of generalist predators in the biological control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist. 149(4):525-533. doi:10.4039/tce.2017.9.

Using matrix population models to inform biological control management of the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Richmond, C.E., Dougherty, E. 2017. Using matrix population models to inform biological control management of the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus. Biological Control. 109:27-36. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.03.007.

Effects of altered seasonality of precipitation on grass production and grasshopper performance in a northern mixed prairie Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branson, D.H. 2017. Effects of altered seasonality of precipitation on grass production and grasshopper performance in a northern mixed prairie. Environmental Entomology. 46(3):589-59. doi:10.1093/ee/nvx053.

Structure, and culture of the gut microbiome of the Mormon cricket Anabrus simplex - (Research Notes)
Smith, C.C., Srygley, R.B., Healy, F., Swaminath, K., Mueller, U.G. 2017. Structure, and culture of the gut microbiome of the Mormon cricket Anabrus simplex. bioRxiv. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/080846.

Laboratory bioassays and field-cage trials of Metarhizium spp. isolates with field-collected Mormon crickets (Anabrus simplex) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Keysor, C.R., Fernandez, E.K., Rangel, D.N., Foster, R.N., Jech, L.E., Reuter, K.C., Black, L.R., Jaronski, S., Flake, D.D., Evans, E.W., Roberts, D.W. 2017. Laboratory bioassays and field-cage trials of Metarhizium spp. isolates with field-collected Mormon crickets (Anabrus simplex). Biocontrol. 62(2):257–268. doi:10.1007/s10526-016-9782-8.

Non-random food-web assembly at habitat edges increases connectivity and functional redundancy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peralta, G., Frost, C.M., Didham, R.K., Rand, T.A., Tylianakis, J.M. 2017. Non-random food-web assembly at habitat edges increases connectivity and functional redundancy. Ecology. 98(4):995–1005. doi:10.1002/ecy.1656.

Partitioning the effects of mating and nuptial feeding on the microbiome in gift-giving insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, C.C., Srygley, R.B., Dietrich, E.I., Mueller, U.G. 2017. Partitioning the effects of mating and nuptial feeding on the microbiome in gift-giving insects. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 9(2):104-112. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12506.

The production and uses of Beauveria bassiana as a microbial insecticide - (Literature Review)
Mascarin, G., Jaronski, S. 2016. The production and uses of Beauveria bassiana as a microbial insecticide. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 32:177. https://doi.org/doi:10.1007/s11274-016-2131-3.

Magnetic compasses in insects - (Book / Chapter)
Srygley, R.B., Riveros, A.J. 2016. Magnetic compasses in insects. In: Fraser, P., editor. Reference Module in Life Sciences. Amsterdam: Elsevier. p. 1-9. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.01251-6.

Mass production of fungal entomopathogens - (Book / Chapter)
Jaronski, S., Mascarin, G.M. 2016. Mass production of fungal entomopathogens. In: Lacey, L.A., editor. Microbial Control of Insect and Mite Pests from Theory to Practice. Yakima, WA: IP Consulting International. p. 141-155. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-803527-6.00009-3.

Diet drives the collective migrations and affects the immunity of Mormon crickets and locusts: A comparison of these potential superspreaders of disease Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Srygley, R.B. 2016. Diet drives the collective migrations and affects the immunity of Mormon crickets and locusts: A comparison of these potential superspreaders of disease. Integrative & Comparative Biology. 56(2):268-277. doi:10.1093/icb/icw035.